AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Scaling Back Bacteria

The Legionella bacterium, Legionella pneumophila — the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease — is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in aerosol form. Legionnaires’ disease acquired its name in 1976, when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among attendees of a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness was named Legionella.

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Scale prevention helps reduce risk of Legionnaires’ disease

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March 20, 2013
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March 20, 2013
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Quality Reigns Supreme

While consumers and business owners are now more cautious and conscientious with their dollars than at any time in recent history, there are still significant opportunities in both residential and commercial water treatment. These opportunities rely on three important facts:

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RO system’s results outweigh initial problems

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March 27, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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Legacy
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23269

Treatment for the Troops

Uncle Sam and the U.S. Army recently called for an enlistment, but not in the traditional sense. This time, they needed to design and install a complete potable water treatment system for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Ft. Stewart army base in Savannah, Ga.

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Well water quality at army base creates unexpected challenges

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March 27, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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Legacy
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23268

A Solution for Scale Removal

The Brookfields Restaurant chain consists of three large eateries located in and around Sacramento, Calif. Like many others, Brookfields Restaurants were equipped with water softeners to control lime scale on their hot water equipment, which consists of hot water heaters, dishwashers, steamers, coffeemakers
and espresso machines.

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Water conditioners resolve restaurants' spotty dishes

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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
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Legacy
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23150

Commercial Softening in a Salt-Sensitive World

Commercial softening provides a significant opportunity to well-grounded water improvement professionals. It requires a special skill set, similar to residential applications, but at an elevated and more detailed level. While the troubleshooting and repair methods may be more sophisticated, the basics are the same.

System configuration is more critical and variable, allowing for a wider variety of possible solutions. Choose wisely, as the cost of poor initial system selection will be exacerbated over the life of the equipment. The least expensive option is almost never the best.

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Selecting the right system for the application

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July 13, 2011
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July 13, 2011
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Legacy
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22895

Solving Scale Problems

The Monterey peninsula is considered by some to be the California coastline’s finest area. Within it lie the Santa Lucia Highlands, home to the Hahn family’s vineyard estate. It was here in the 1970s that Nicolaus “Nicky” Hahn and his wife Gaby discovered a love for California wines. Two years later, in Monterey County, they purchased two ranches on which to start a winery. Today, Hahn brand wines are among the finest produced in the region.

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Template-assisted crystallization solves scale problem for California winery

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January 14, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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Legacy
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22443

Diagnosing & Repairing Residential POE Systems

Residential softeners and filters may work wonders when conditioning water, but they will eventually need service. Diagnosing and repairing residential point-of-entry water conditioning systems need not be a profitless, multiple trip ordeal that results in an exasperated service technician and a befuddled customer.

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Improve your troubleshooting ability for better repairs

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April 25, 2007
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April 25, 2007
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Legacy
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18107

Removing Contaminants with Chemistry

Accurate analysis helps determine appropriate treatment

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January 1, 2006
Legacy
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17249
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